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  • Item #: 002506
    ISBN: 9781885767233
    Retail: $21.00
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    Shakespeare for the Christian! Six famous Shakespearian plays are interpreted and analyzed from a Christian perspective by author Peter Leithart. Any study of Henry V, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Macbeth, The Taming of the Shrew, or Much Ado About Nothing will be enhanced by his insights. The studies are very thorough, putting the action of the play into historical context and helping the reader understand the culture, characters, motives, and themes. After a very interesting overview, each play is broken into lessons for discussion. The text examines each segment of the play in greater detail, referencing specific lines and actions, again interpreting and analyzing these for us against a Christian and historical backdrop. After each lesson are review and thought questions for the student. The review questions review material as presented in the textual discussion. Thought questions have the student interpret other elements of the play (it would be nice if Mr. Leithart included a key for these). For those wanting their student(s) to prepare a written project as a summary activity, Suggested Paper Topics are also provided for each play.

  • Item #: 049836
    ISBN: 9780977859757
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  • Item #: 003121
    ISBN: 9780794517106
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    This Usborne book is filled with details about various inventions throughout the ages, from ancient times to those still in development. Inventions in transportation, food, communication, clothing, medicine, and much more are included. For each invention, the book provides a short history of why and how the item was invented, people who contributed, and ways the invention has changed since it was first developed. Cartoony illustrations are scattered throughout the pages, adding lots of interest and providing captions with descriptions showing how the inventions work. Additional text boxes add even more interesting information. Like all Usborne books, this one provides tons of fascinating tidbits of facts that are sure to entertain while educating. Students will enjoy learning about the invention and development of things like the bicycle, chocolate, dishwashers, computers, jeans, x-rays, books, and so much more. Includes a timeline, glossary, and index. By Anna Claybourne & Adam Larkum, 96 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 073415
    ISBN: 9781624146787
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  • Item #: 063090
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    Set the inventor inside you wild coming up with objects for unique characters to use in their daily life. I wonder what timekeeping device a pirate might use? Set includes 6 client cards, 6 project cards, 10 think cards, a drawing frame/content case, an idea pad, a drawing pen, and instructions/rules.
  • Item #: 046141
    ISBN: 9781465446060
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  • Item #: 032858
    ISBN: 9781426318856
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  • Item #: 032607
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  • Item #: 029356
    ISBN: 9780890512784
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    Features Johann Gutenberg, James Watt, Benjamin Franklin, Samuel Morse, Michael Faraday, Joseph Henry, William Thomson, Thomas Edison and John Ambrose Fleming, and Charles Babbage.

  • Item #: 024193
    ISBN: 9781886978034
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  • Item #: 008682
    ISBN: 9781932971200
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  • Item #: 021314
    ISBN: 9780823410828
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    When I look up and see a jet streaking across the sky, I'm amazed that such a big hunk of metal can actually get up in the air and fly. Men have been fascinated with the art of flight for millennia, trying to copy the birds of the air and what their Creator has made the winged creatures do so naturally. Early man-made attempts at flight were dismal failures—until the Wright brothers came along. Flight captured the imaginations of Wilber and Orville Wright from the time they were young. Their curiosity was aroused by the experiments of Otto Lilienthal, and these close brothers began a journey of learning and research. They began experimenting with gliders and failed miserably. So they experimented some more. They were eventually successful, but it was a long, hard road to get there. This is their story, wonderfully told by Russell Freedman and illustrated with contemporary photography (including many photos shot by the Wright brothers themselves). This large paperback would make a great addition to a unit study on flight or inventions, but children will enjoy reading this story just for fun, too. Don't be surprised if they become inspired to pursue and develop big ideas of their own! 129 pgs, pb. –Chad
  • Item #: 017738
    ISBN: 9781626914551
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  • Item #: 035977
    ISBN: 9780974934426
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    Artist or Scientist? Leonardo da Vinci was an amazing, creative man. This book does an excellent job of pointing out his uniqueness and complexity. Illustrations, artwork and sketches from Leonardo's own notebook are used to peak your curiosity. As I read this book, I was intrigued by his ability to imagine and come up with so many ideas. This book is both a history book and a science book. The biography of Leonardo da Vinci is broken into different parts of his life and presented in light of his different inventions and creations. Within each section of the book, you'll be presented with a portion of his life followed by his inventions and step-by-step instructions to make them yourself. You'll make things like festival masks and walk-on-water shoes. You will get to know Leonardo in flight, Leonardo at war, and Leonardo with his machines and other inventions. He was truly a creative man in more ways than just his art, which is included here as well.

    I really enjoyed this book. It could be used as a supplement to a history program of the Renaissance or to supplement a science program. This is an interactive approach to exploring the genius of Leonardo da Vinci. 122 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 001174
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    This kit is a little bit different it doesn't tell you what to build or how to build it! The kit contains 80 large building sticks (15x2 cm) and 80 small building sticks (10x2 cm) (1/2 of each are thick and 1/2 are thin), nylon cord, craft glue, 50 foam connectors, 20 brad connectors, 50 building straws (3 cm each), 40 sticky tabs, black wire, needle threaders, and an inventor's guide. The inventor's guide has pages with grids to aid going through the inventing steps think it, explore it, sketch it, create it, try it, tweak it, and sell it.

    On the "Think It" page, your builder answers 3 questions What will the bridge cross over? Who will use the bridge people, cars, or both? How tall and long will it need to be? Your ideas can be endless! "Explore It" is the next step What are bridges made of, and why? How does a bridge stand up? What kind of bridges have you seen that might be useful to your design? "Sketch It" gives you space to sketch out your ideas; and finally, you get to build! Use the pieces in your kit to create what you have sketched. Does it work like you thought it would? This is your chance to "Try It." If it isn't quite like you wanted, now is the time to "Tweak It." Make some changes; make it better. The last step to your invention is to "Sell It." How would you sell a bridge? Talk to others and get ideas for your sales pitch: what would you name your bridge?

    The last four pages of the inventor's guide offer helpful tips for building and a few ideas to make it even better. A spark of imagination is all you need to create your unique structure "What will yours look like?" ~ Donna

    1CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs.

  • Item #: 000452
    ISBN: 9780486297842
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    Forty-five finely detailed drawings depict inventors and their important inventions - from Gutenberg's printing press with movable type (1438) and James Watt's steam engine (1763) to Jaçques Cousteau's aqua lung for scuba divers (1942) and Hard Townes's laser (1964). Included also are excellent illustrations of David Bushnell's submarine, the "Turtle" (1776); Count Alessandro Volta's battery (1800); Robert Fulton's steamboat, the Clermont (1807); the telegraph, perfected by Samuel F.B. Morse (1837); the Lenoir Brothers' internal combustion engine (1860); the electric light bulb, developed by Thomas Edison and Joseph Swan (1878-79); Karl Benz's motorized wagon (1885) and many other notable advances. Explanatory captions provide background information on inventors and inventions, making this an educational and fact-filled guide. All this, and you can color it, too!

  • Item #: 058901
    ISBN: 9780531284643
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  • Item #: 053993
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  • Item #: 049090
    ISBN: 9781420632347
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  • Item #: 029746
    ISBN: 9781465420381
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  • Item #: 020628
    ISBN: 9781932971262
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  • Item #: 014693
    ISBN: 9780769642567
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  • Item #: 014294
    ISBN: 9780760352281
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  • Item #: 010199
    ISBN: 9780823988792
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  • Item #: 006475
    ISBN: 9780486497785
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  • Item #: 005179
    ISBN: 9781404870178
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  • Item #: 031217
    ISBN: 9781595231154
    Retail: $27.00
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    Although this book was written by a couple of university history professors, it is a refreshing change from the beat-up-on-America crowd. No anti-white-male, anti-Christian, anti-firearm, anti-capitalism stuff here. Instead, the authors speak of a nation to be proud of, a nation that loves public virtue, personal liberty, and private property.

    This 10th anniversary edition is the size of a textbook packed with 981 pages, including footnotes and an alphabetical index. However, the text is very readable and interesting, and no review questions are provided. Occasional sidebars delve deeper into a particular subject without detracting from the flow of the story. The book begins with the discovery of the New World by Christopher Columbus and ends with the war in Iraq and Iraq's liberation. Various eras in our history get about the same amount of ink, with the exception of the Civil War, which is covered in greater detail.

    I can't say enough positive about the tone of the book. One of the sentences in the conclusion reads, "The fatal flaw of bin Laden - like Hitler, Stalin, and even the nearsighted Spaniards of 500 years ago - was that they fixed their gaze on the physical manifestations of the wealth of the West, failing to understand that wealth is a mere by-product of other, more important qualities: initiative, inventiveness, hope, optimism, and, above all, faith." Makes you proud to be an American. ~ Bob

  • Item #: 006213
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    So, you're writing stories in English class, and your reluctant writer is whiny and reticent. "Why do we have to write stories? I can't think of anything!" If you can't get them out of their writing slump by suggesting "Well, let's brainstorm," or "Look around you for ideas," just say (with a twinkle in your eye) - "Forget it, let's just play a game instead." Of course, five or ten minutes later they'll realize they're not getting off the story-writing hook, but they'll probably be enjoying themselves so much they'll forget to pout. The game format is similar to most board games your family plays, with a large board featuring a wandering path from beginning to end. Besides a die, scoring pad and markers, the game features eight decks of story element cards and a story outline pad. Basically, as players move along the board, they will collect specific story element cards, and weave them into a story. Card decks are clearly labeled and include topic sentence, plot, character, setting, description, dialogue, lesson, and resolution cards. At the beginning of the game, each player receives a topic sentence. This is the only topic sentence card they will receive, and should be used towards the beginning of the story. As they roll the die, they will land on spaces labeled with the names of corresponding story element cards, and will draw the top card from the stack. By the end of the game, they should have at least one of each element card, and at least five description cards. Then, the writing begins! Choosing from their collected cards, the writer decides which cards he wants to incorporate into his or her story, and writes them onto the outline sheet. The outline begins with the topic sentence, and features blanks to fill in for each part of the story. Under "Setting", they must determine the "where", "when" and descriptors. Under character, they must identify the good guys and the bad guys, and describe both. For the plot, they must identify the problem, and decide on the order of events. Under "Resolution" and "Lesson", they will decide how the "Resolution" and "Lesson" cards they chose relate to their story, and how it all wraps up. Now, players each have a good framework for a story; the trick is now fleshing it out into an actual short story, which may be easier at this point, since a lot of the "unknowns" have been identified. A scoring sheet will help Mom decide if the story included all the necessary components, and will inspire kids not to skimp on the "less exciting" stuff. Since inventing characters, conflicts and settings sometimes takes a lot of steam out of even the more enthused young writers, I would imagine that taking that pressure off of them in this way would free up their imaginations to write a much more well-rounded, exciting story. I'll bet that even Mom and Dad will want to play this one! - Jess

  • Item #: 013568
    ISBN: 9780140320978
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    When Professor Sherman leaves San Francisco, he intends to fly across the Pacific Ocean in a hot air balloon. However, a strange coincidence lands him on a legendary island, which contains millions of diamonds, and weird inhabitants with fantastic balloon inventions. The professor is forced to stay on the island, and he struggles to find a means of escape. This humorous and fantastic tale will get any reader's imagination going. Dozens of black-and-white sketches illustrate the book.